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What You Should Know More About Rio De Janeiro

  • Travel Advice

    ·         If you are visiting a holy temple or any other religious place that does not approve of the short dresses, it is better to avoid the same.

    ·         Be wary of the touts.

    ·         Do not get involved in any type of fights with the locals.

    ·         Make sure you learn some words from the local language. This will help you interact with the locals. It also gives the locals a feeling that you have taken some measure to learn about their culture and tradition.

    ·         Do not flaunt your valuables or cash in the public places.

    ·         If you rent a vehicle, make sure you adhere to the requisite traffic rules.

    ·         Always carry at least one identity proof with you.

    ·         Make sure you have kept your passport safely all round the trip. To be on the safer side, you can also make photocopies of the same. 

    ·         Do not let anyone deceive you. It is a good idea to learn about the destination you are traveling to before actually going there.

    ·         Always book pre paid taxis. In case you aren’t able to get prepaid taxis make sure you negotiate the fare before booking the vehicle.

    ·         Do not photograph in the area where it is prohibited. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Rio de Janeiro is 18 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Sugar Loaf


    One of the best known places to see in Rio de Janeiro is the Sugar Loaf’s rock peak. With a height of 394 meters above the harbor, it sits on point on land which wraps around its harbor and projects out into the bay by a small strip of land. A cable car can be taken from the Praça General Tibúrcio to reach the top of the Morro da Urca which is a lower peak from where a second cableway passes through the summit of the Sugar Loaf. From here, you’ll be able to get a good view of the entire mountainous coast which rings the island and the bay.


    Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)


    Christ The Redeemer is one of the most remarkable landmark that was erected in a period spanning between 1922 and 1931. The entire cost for this statue was financed almost entirely by the Brazilian Catholics contributors. This Art Deco statue was crafted by Paul Landowski who was the Polish-French sculptor and Heitor da Silva Costa who was a Brazilian engineer in collaboration with Albert Caquot who was a French engineer. The statue is made using soapstone and concrete and is in itself 30 meters tall with its arms stretching at 28 meters. It has a total weight of 635 metric tons. Inside the eight meter high base lies a chapel where it is so not uncommon to find baptisms and weddings taking place. From here you also visit the Tijuca National Park that is located closeby.


    Carnaval (Carnival)


    Carnival is one of the world’s most renowned pre Lanten celebrations. It is just as known as the carnivals which take place in New Orleans and Venice. The carnival takes place in winter every year and the celebrations begin shortly post the New Year. Lasting for 4 days, attending this carnival is one of the most important things to do. It attracts thousands of spectators to its shows, samba parties and street parades. Other Brazilian cities also celebrate Carnaval. It is also the major tourist event in Recife and Bahia but the one celebrated in Rio is comparatively more lavish. Here the most spectacular events are the parades of the samba schools that are designed in a unique venue by the most prominent     

    The most spectacular events are the which are held in a unique venue designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Parade here is 700 meters long and about 13 meters wide

  • What you will like there?

    It's the Marvellous City


    On 1st January 1502, several Portuguese explorers sailed into what they imagined to be a mouth of a strong majestic river passing from a chain of green hills. They christened it Rio de Janeiro meaning the River of January. However, later it came to be known that it was the gigantic Guanabara Bay. As of today, Rio is regarded as the Marvelous city, Cidade Maravilhosa. True there are issues related to poverty, traffic and crime, however, the city does live up to the hype all thanks to the exuberant culture as well as the sublime and natural setting of the city. Exciting all round the year, Rio is buzzing more than ever during the time it conducts any of those grand sporting events.


    The growing collection of eye-catching attractions


    Rio de Janeiro is a home to abundant tourist attractions all of them being better than each other. There is a lot to see especially for the first time visitors. You can take a scenic ride up to the magnificent Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the view atop from the scenic Christ the Redeemer statue. You’ll also appreciate the outwardly Museu de Arte Contemporanea which is translated to as the Museum of Contemporary Art. This museum has been designed by one of the most renowned and efficient architect of Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer. Other important sightseeing attractions include the Rio’s futuristic cathedral which more or less seems as if ready to soar into the sky like a spacecraft. Rio De Janeiro is continually developing. As a result of this, there are a couple of new attractions that are soon to be coming up in the city. Museum of Tomorrow that is here known by the name of the Museu do Amanha is designed and conceptualized by the world famous architect from Spain, Santiago Calatrava. The museum is open on the downtown waterfront ever since the year 2013. From then to now, it has become the center piece of the principal urban restoration project known as the Porto Maravilha that also includes the Rio Art Museum. Courtesy the 2013 opening along the Copacabana Beach is the Museum of Image and Sound. It is a humongous audio visual museum that is located in the burgeoning neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro known as the Barra da Tijuca, the Cidade das Artes. It will also house the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.         


    Big-time sporting events


    The summer Olympics of 2016 and the 2014 World Cup brought thousands of sports enthusiasts and athletes along with a myriad of fans to Rio de Janeiro. There are a number of events happening every now and then to keep the locals and tourists here entertained. A massive facility - Maracana Stadium was originally built for the World Cup of 1950. From then to now, the stadium has undergone a massive renovation. You can check all this and more at the vision center which offers exquisite close up views of the work. It also presents exhibits relating to the history of this favourite sport venue of Brazil. A favourite stadium of the locals, if there is any sporting event coinciding with your holiday, you definitely must spare a day and visit the place. It is indeed the best places to see here.


    Delicious food and drink. 


    Are you looking for a quick bite n the beach? Maybe some bacalhau and fresh fruit? Or you prefer to dine in one of the finest establishments of the city? Whatever, be your choice, preference or budget, Rio De Janeiro will undoubtedly cater to it, well. You can plan a visit to the Aconchega Carioca which is indeed one of the most prominent restaurant here serving you with authentic Brazilian cuisines.   


    Nonstop nightlife


    No matter what age you are or what your musical preference is, you’ll definitely find something or the other to keep you engaged and entertained all through the night in Rio. From the interesting line up of international DJs spinning at The Week, which is a gigantic dance club that is congested with crowd on every weekend to the live music events at the Rio Scenarium, the nightlife in Rio is hip, happening and interesting. Try and get the VIP lounge at The Week, and you might just be served with a makeover or a free massage from the on site stylist or a massager.  You are sure to come across some lovely strangers that you’ll remember all life long.


    Rio’s sexy beaches


    For all the hot new museums and nightclubs, there are few things in Rio De Janeiro which just doesn’t seem to change. So, pack with you, your tiniest swim suit, few reais for a drink, your best beach volleyball skills and you can head to the Copacabana Beach or the Ipanema Beach here. Make sure you enjoy the view here. 

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